EPA: Radon is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 out of 5 Florida homes tested has elevated radon levelsJanuary is National Radon Action MonthThe Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure.Orange County residents are encouraged to take action to protect their homes and families during this year’s National Radon Action Month by testing their homes for radon. Radon poses a serious threat to our community’s health but there is a straightforward solution. Testing homes for elevated levels of radon is simple and inexpensive. Radon test kits can be purchased at local hardware and home improvement stores. Radon problems can be fixed by qualified contractors for a cost.“Everyone should be educated on the dangers of radon, and they should test their homes for radon because it is a silent killer,” says Dr. Kevin Sherin, Health Officer for DOH-Orange.In Florida, one in five homes tested has elevated radon levels. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air, but which can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. Scientists have long been concerned about the health risk of radon, however, never has there been such overwhelming proof that exposure to elevated levels of radon cause lung cancer in humans.The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.For more information on radon, radon testing, mitigation and radon-resistant new construction, call the Florida Department of Health at 800-543-8279 or visit our website at  http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radon/or visit EPA’s National Radon Action Month website at https://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public’s awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant, new construction practices.What is Radon?Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock,and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S.It can get into any type of building—homes, offices, and schools—and result in ahigh indoor radon level.You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon.At a radon level of 4 pCi/L, there are approximately 12,672 radioactive disintegrations in one liter of air during a single 24-hour day. What do those numbers mean? Living in a home with a level of 4 pCi/L is approximately the equivalent of smoking 8 cigarettes per day.What Should You Do?Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.The EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive. TAGSDOH-OrangeFlorida Department of HealthFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyNational Radon Action MonthRadon Previous articleRemembering American saint Elizabeth Seton’s legacy and how it continues to inspire work with immigrantsNext articleThe bizarre phenomenon of vacation surprise videos Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Two Floor Addition In Existing Building In Papagou / Nelly Marda

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/604089/two-floor-addition-in-existing-building-in-papagou-nelly-marda Clipboard Area:  550 m² Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Erietta AttaliPhotographs:  Erietta Attali Year:  CopyAbout this officeNelly MardaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentPapagouHousesRefurbishmentGreecePublished on March 07, 2015Cite: “Two Floor Addition In Existing Building In Papagou / Nelly Marda” 07 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Erietta Attali+ 19 Share Two Floor Addition In Existing Building In Papagou / Nelly Marda “COPY” Houses Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/604089/two-floor-addition-in-existing-building-in-papagou-nelly-marda Clipboard Year: center_img ArchDaily Architectural Design: 2013 Photographs Structural Design And Supervision Of Concrete Structure:A. SakellarisStructural Design And Supervision Of Steel Structure:S. PapadopoulosElectromechanical Design And Supervision:A. Asimakis, K. GeorgakopoulosConstruction:ΜΤ ΑΤΕInterior Design And Supervision:A. SaridakisCity:PapagouCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erietta AttaliRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The brief consists of the design of an apartment block that will split in three independent flats, to house three families: a two storey ground floor flat, a first floor flat and a top floor two storey flat.Save this picture!© Erietta AttaliInstead of knocking down the existing house, the decision of using its basic structure for an extension was taken very early on, on environmental and financial grounds.Save this picture!SectionThe layout of the flats offers a simultaneous visibility of Hymettus Mountain and of the adjacent green space (for the ground floor-first floor flats) and of the city of Athens (for the second floor flat). The big inclination of the site in the southeast-northwest axis allows for the ground floor flat to develop in two floors. Both floors have access to the garden.Save this picture!© Erietta AttaliThe design of the addition follows special technical specifications. The initial building was knocked down revealing its structure. The existing structure is reinforced internally by the use of gunite. Externally it is “enveloped” with concrete beams and columns. In that way the house extends in two more floors.Save this picture!© Erietta AttaliThe main staircase, lift and roof are made of self supporting metal structure. This being lighter in comparison to concrete structure, gives space to the flats and to the pre-existing mature cedar tree in the northeast corner of the site.Save this picture!© Erietta AttaliThe southeast main elevation is characterized by a bioclimatic panel that covers and shades the central staircase. Additionally the cedar tree, the three balconies and the top shelter offer shadow to the southeast elevation during the warm summer months of Greece.  Solar panels are used partly for heating and mainly for the provision of hot water for the most part of the year. These are placed on top of the southeast shelter.Save this picture!© Erietta AttaliProject gallerySee allShow lessGenre de Vie: A Film About Cycling’s Impact On Urban LivabilityVideosBank of Albania HQ Renovation / Petreschi AchitectsSelected Projects Share 2013 Nelly Marda, Dora Balnta Two Floor Addition In Existing Building In Papagou / Nelly MardaSave this projectSaveTwo Floor Addition In Existing Building In Papagou / Nelly Marda CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Papagou, Greece “COPY” Architects: Nelly Marda Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Heroic resistance continues to Israel’s blockade of Gaza

first_imgThousands of Palestinians assemble along the Gaza-Israel border during the ‘Great March of Return’ on April 13.Heroic demonstrations against the Israeli occupation of Gaza continued on April 28 for the fifth week. Every Friday since March 30, the Great March of Return has brought thousands of demonstrators, armed only with their unbreakable resolve, to the militarized fence surrounding the Palestinian enclave.The demonstrations are scheduled to continue until May 15, the day of the “Nakba” or “Catastrophe,” when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes in the 1948 war that established the state of Israel.According to Reuters, three Palestinians were killed and another 600 wounded by the Israeli Defense Force on the last Friday. This brings the total casualties since the beginning of the Great March of Return to 42 Palestinians dead and over 5,000 wounded. Israel has deployed snipers and tear gas against the unarmed demonstrators since the demonstrations began.Conditions in Gaza have been described as “the world’s largest open-air prison,” as Israeli occupation forces have blockaded the small strip by land and sea since 2007, restricting the supply of key necessities, including medicine. The territory, which depends on Israeli-controlled power plants for electricity, receives only about four hours of energy a day.The Great March of Return has demanded not only an end to the siege conditions experienced in Gaza, but the right of all Palestinians to return to their homes and villages in what is now Israeli-controlled territory. The images of thousands of unarmed protesters confronting occupation soldiers week after week in defiance of the violence used against them is reminiscent of the struggle against South African apartheid.Israeli authorities have attempted to lay the blame for the horrific scenes coming out of Gaza at the feet of Hamas, the Palestinian organization that controls the territory. But it was the Israeli state that ordered snipers to fire on unarmed demonstrators, authorized the use of live ammunitions and tear gas, and intentionally deprived the people of Gaza of electricity and medicine. It was also the Zionist project that forced Palestinians from their homes in the first place, and has continued to expand deeper and deeper into Palestinian territory.Progressive people in the United State must unite not only to condemn the crimes of the Israeli government, but also to end the complicity of the U.S. government in those crimes. In addition to weapons sales and billions in yearly military aid, the U.S. has long protected Israel from international consequences, for example, by using its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block an investigation into Palestinian deaths, days after the Great March of Return began.Israel returns the favor by acting as the Pentagon’s attack dog against countries in the area that refuse to surrender their sovereignty, like Syria, Iran and Yemen.Through military aid, diplomatic support and economic ties, the U.S. has enabled the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people. Washington has dropped all pretenses of neutrality since the election of Donald Trump, who in February announced he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.On April 13, the same day the IDF gunned down unarmed protesters, the imperialist militaries of the U.S., Britain and France launched a total of 105 missiles at Damascus to “punish” the Syrian government for alleged chemical attacks. In truth, these missiles made it impossible for international investigators who arrived the next day to determine what had happened.But the imperialists were silent when Israel used white phosphorus against Gaza in 2009, and of course, there has been no talk now from the capitalist politicians of any “humanitarian intervention” to protect the Palestinian people. The hypocrisy of the U.S. government is rarely so blatantly exposed as when it remains silent about the crimes of Israel.As the Palestinian people continue their heroic resistance against Zionist occupation, it is the duty of progressives living in the belly of the beast not only to continue to draw attention to their struggle, but to demand an end to U.S. support for Israeli apartheid.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

AFBF Calls on Farmers to Urge Congress to Pass Disaster Relief

first_img SHARE Previous articleFed Report Shows Tough Conditions in Ag CountryNext articleRural Road Safety during Planting Season is Everyone’s Responsibility Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 21, 2019 Congress is on a two-week recess and the American Farm Bureau Federation says now is the time to express the need for disaster assistance to lawmakers.center_img Facebook Twitter AFBF Calls on Farmers to Urge Congress to Pass Disaster Relief From recent hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding, farmers in different parts of the nation need help recovering from natural disasters. Paul Schlegel, AFBF vice president of public affairs, says farmers and ranchers have an opportunity to tell lawmakers to approve disaster assistance immediately.“There’s probably a conviction on both sides of the aisle that something needs to be done, but there’s some political gamesmanship going back and forth that’s prevented us from getting something sent to the President. So, Farm Bureau, over the recess now, we’ve asked all of our members when they can connect with lawmakers to tell them the time for politics has passed, we have to get this done because there are too many farmers hurting.”Schlegel says a congressional recess is the perfect time to connect with lawmakers.“If a lawmaker is back in their home state or their congressional district, they can see for themselves firsthand the devastation a lot of people are facing. We want to take advantage of that circumstance to make sure they know we can’t wait any longer.”Schlegel says the message to lawmakers is clear.“Farm Bureau’s supporting the House bill, 2157 is the number of it. We want to see a legislative disaster package enacted as swiftly as we can, and we don’t want to see politics prevent very critical aid going out to farmers and ranchers.”Source: American Farm Bureau Federation Home Indiana Agriculture News AFBF Calls on Farmers to Urge Congress to Pass Disaster Relieflast_img read more

Press kept away from National Convention

first_img News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF_en to go further MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmar Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar July 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press kept away from National Convention RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the government’s decision to obstruct foreign and Burmese press coverage of a national convention that has the job of writing a new constitution. No foreign journalist has been given a visa, while Burmese journalists were granted only very limited access to yesterday’s opening session.“This convention is in fact an institutional sham, and the military government seems to be so ashamed of it that it has decided to keep journalists away,” the press freedom organisation said.A BBC World Service journalist told Reporters Without Borders that the government had originally planned a six-day programme for foreign reporters, including a news conference on the national convention and a visit to the new capital. The BBC’s Bangkok bureau even got a call from the Burmese embassy asking it to come and collect its visa on 13 July.But then, for unexplained reasons, the consular service refuse to issue it. Other foreign news media such as Agence France-Presse confirmed that their visa requests had been unsuccessful.Burmese journalists working as correspondents for foreign news media were allowed to visit the place where the convention is taking place, Nyaung-Hna-Pin, located 30 km outside Rangoon. But they were forbidden to go with tape-recorders or mobile phones, they were not allowed to spend more than a few minutes in the convention room where the thousand delegates were gathered, and they were prevented from independently interviewing any of the participants.About 50 journalists were allowed to attend the news conference that was held in October 2006, when the convention finished its previous work. News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Home Valuations After Disaster Strikes

first_img March 13, 2018 2,138 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Appraisal floods home valuation Natural Disasters wildfires 2018-03-13 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Home Valuations After Disaster Strikes Home Valuations After Disaster Strikes Now and then, Mother Nature reminds us of her power—but 2017 was outrageous. It was a record-breaking year for disasters. According to a recent New York Times report, the combined insured losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria accounted for more than half of all losses from natural disasters worldwide. That’s not even counting the California wildfires, which cost another $8 billion.While not as devastating as watching one’s home erupt in flames, lenders and servicers were affected, too. The disasters wreaked havoc with local property values, even on homes that emerged unscathed.As many lenders recently learned, obtaining an accurate valuation of a home in a disaster area is not simple. For one thing, every disaster is different. After a fire, the visible damage and smell of smoke in a home are easily apparent. Not so after a flood—yet the unknown, lingering effects of water in a home can worsen over time, creating mold, rot, and structural damage.Another challenge—traditional valuation products are often useless after a disaster. Automated valuation models (AVMs) don’t help since they have no way of knowing whether a home still stands or is half burnt to the ground. An appraisal, you say? Get in line. There are only so many appraisers in every market and it can take weeks for them to get through all the damaged inventory.Fortunately, it is possible to get accurate valuations after a disaster. New tools, technologies, and strategies are improving these valuations every day. The key for lenders is finding a valuation partner who actively uses these new techniques.Primarily, lenders and servicers must know how to communicate with borrowers who have been affected by disasters and get as much information from them as possible. If a homeowner is insured, you should find out immediately if they submitted a claim and got a copy of it with the claim amounts.When it’s time to get a valuation, remember that data alone cannot do the job and must be combined with the skills of an expert who has intimate knowledge of the local market, down to individual neighborhoods and the types of homes in them. This knowledge is key to understanding the impact a disaster will have on local properties as well as the cost to repair them.The most valuable tool for producing accurate valuations after a disaster is a post-disaster inspection report that combines visual information about the property with FEMA data and information about damages to surrounding properties.Typically, a post-disaster inspection report will consist of photos of the property, a summary of damages to the exterior of the home, including the roof and foundation, and aerial views of the neighborhood. It should also include information about other properties in the area, including photos, since these factors affect the value too. Ideally, the report should consist of the FEMA disaster declarations, a disaster map, and the types of assistance offered.Fortunately, recent innovations in these types of reports allow a valuation provider to combine each of the above elements—property data, local market expertise, and FEMA information—in a single statement. Not every valuation provider can do this, but those that do can deliver valuations much more quickly than an appraiser would under the same circumstances—typically, in a matter of days. That’s important when your customers are going through the shellshock of a flood or fire and are desperate for anything that helps them get back on their feet.Nobody can stop Mother Nature when she’s on a roll. But with access to the right tools, lenders and servicers can weather almost any storm.  Print This Post Tagged with: Appraisal floods home valuation Natural Disasters wildfires Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Loss Mitigation, News, Servicingcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Courts Weigh in on Affordable Housing Struggle Next: Reverse Mortgage Securities Market Booming—for Now Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing

first_img July 25, 2018 1,522 Views  Print This Post Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News About Author: Kristina Brewer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2018-07-25 Kristina Brewer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Non-Bank RMBS Servicers Retreating from Delinquent Loans Next: ‘A Strong Shift In Housing Demand’ Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing Home / Daily Dose / Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have released a public service announcement addressing their fight against sexual harassment in housing. The two departments first announced their partnership in April, a move that was initiated by the DOJ’s renewed focus on sexual harassment in housing announced October of 2017. The PSA features a 60-second video focused on three women who were the victims of sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the DOJ under the Fair Housing Act. The women share their stories of harassment, and how these experiences have impacted their lives.The video serves as a joint effort between the two departments in order to reach victims across the country, informing them of their available resources and ways to report harassment. According to the statement, the video was distributed to all Public Housing Agencies across the United States and is intended to air in all national media markets, as well as be distributed by social media. In addition, the PSA will be circulated to fair housing groups, legal aid organizations, and other related partners across the country.“Unfortunately, there are still too many landlords and managers who attempt to prey on vulnerable individuals. The launch of the nationwide PSAs is an important step in proliferating the stories of brave women and men across the country in order to raise awareness and help other victims,” said John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division. “Our goal at the Justice Department is to make more people aware that no one should have to choose between a home and the right to be free from sexual harassment.”Read the full press release here to learn more about the partnership and initiative, or watch the PSA below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Kangana Ranaut Committed `Grave Violation of Plan’ While Merging Her Flats: Mumbai Court Dismisses Plea Against Demolition

first_imgTop StoriesKangana Ranaut Committed `Grave Violation of Plan’ While Merging Her Flats: Mumbai Court Dismisses Plea Against Demolition Press Trust of India1 Jan 2021 9:49 AMShare This – xActor Kangana Ranaut violated the sanctioned plan while merging her three flats, a civil court here has remarked while rejecting her plea seeking to restrain the Mumbai civic body from demolishing the unauthorized construction.A court in suburban Dindoshi dismissed an application filed by Ranaut last week. The detailed order became available on Thursday.Judge L S Chavan noted in the order…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginActor Kangana Ranaut violated the sanctioned plan while merging her three flats, a civil court here has remarked while rejecting her plea seeking to restrain the Mumbai civic body from demolishing the unauthorized construction.A court in suburban Dindoshi dismissed an application filed by Ranaut last week. The detailed order became available on Thursday.Judge L S Chavan noted in the order that Ranaut, who owns threeflats on the fifth floor of a 16-storey building in Khar area of the city, merged them into one.In doing so, she covered the sunk area, duct area, common passage and converted freeFloor Space Index (FSI) into habitable area, the judge observed.”These are grave violation of the sanctioned plan for which the permission oft he competent authority is required,” the court said.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had in March 2018 issued a notice to the actor for “unauthorized constructions” at her Khar flats.Another notice asked her to restore the structure to its original position as per the original plan, warning that otherwise the unauthorized portion will be demolished.Ranaut challenged the demolition notice and also requested the court to restrain the civic body from carrying out demolition. The court had then ordered status-quo.In the latest order on December 23 judge Chavan rejected the actor’s application, sayingt he “interference of this court is not required”.However, the court has given her six weeks to approach the Bombay High Court against the order.On September 9, the BMC had demolished parts of Ranaut’s bungalow in the Pali Hill area for alleged “unauthorized” construction. She moved the HC against it.The high court later termed the BMC’s action as illegal and malicious.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img

[Kerala Assembly Elections 2021] Ramesh Chennithala Moves HC Over Alleged Double Electoral Roll Entries, Bogus Voter IDs

first_imgNews Updates[Kerala Assembly Elections 2021] Ramesh Chennithala Moves HC Over Alleged Double Electoral Roll Entries, Bogus Voter IDs Lydia Suzanne Thomas25 March 2021 2:23 AMShare This – xLeader of Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala has moved the Kerala High Court alleging the existence of bogus voters and double entry of voters in the Electoral Rolls for the upcoming Kerala Assembly Elections. The petition states, “Unless those fake/multiple entry voters are restrained from participating in the poll and criminal action is launched…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLeader of Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala has moved the Kerala High Court alleging the existence of bogus voters and double entry of voters in the Electoral Rolls for the upcoming Kerala Assembly Elections. The petition states, “Unless those fake/multiple entry voters are restrained from participating in the poll and criminal action is launched against those who are responsible for fake/multiple entries, and punished in accordance with law, far reaching consequences will be caused to the electoral system.” The petition, filed through Advocates T Asaf Ali and Laliza TY, narrates that after the Final Electoral Rolls for the 2021 Assembly Elections were published on January 20, 2021, thousands of complaints were poured into the office of the petitioner alleging double votes, fake entries in the electoral rolls, illegal enrolment of votes in many times by single voter, multiple id cards etc. It is added that after a preliminary enquiry conducted at ward level it was found that the complaints were very genuine, warranting urgent remedial measures. Consequently, Ward Level Scrutiny Committees were constituted all over the state, the petition avers. The Committees assisted by an expert committee with specialized knowledge of software, performed a comprehensive study, it is additionally averred. Describing the results obtained as shocking, the petition states, “On a cursory glance of the Compact Disc(CD), it could be seen that there are roughly 3,24,441 double votes and 1,09,601 bogus votes in the final electoral roll published on 20 th January 2021 spreading over 131 Assembly constituencies and hence there are total 4,34,042 lakhs double/fake votes in the final electoral rolls.” Despite the petitioner’s representations on March 17, 18, and 19, these assertions were not investigated and rectified, the petition submits. Contending that such large-scale electoral roll discrepancies could not have been effectedwithout organised action and involvement of government employees, the petitioner seeks criminal action against, “those who are responsible for, including those who aided and abetted in breach of official duty in connection with the preparation of electoral roll which facilitated fake/multiple entries in the electoral roll published for the election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly”. The petitioner opines that the manipulations were undertaken “with a calculated move to manipulate voters’ list and thereby to make undue political advantage in the ensuing election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly”, given that voters shares obtained by the two political fronts in the state differed by a narrow margin. It is again stated, “The petitioner is afraid of the deceptive silence of ruling party in the state even when the above said shocking disclosures regarding the electoral roll manipulations have been made public. It appears that the ruling coalition parties are not at all aggrieved by the above proved manipulations in the electoral rolls.” In this light, the petitioner prays that the court issue directions to the Election Commission of India, and the chief Electoral Officer to rectify the rolls, institute criminal action against persons discovered responsible for the alleged discrepancies, or allow the petitioner any other relief.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Manager not punished over sex comment

first_img An employment law consultancy has defended its decision not to discipline a male manager after a remark he made led to a successful sex discrimination claim.Manchester-based Peninsula Business Services lost a case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal brought by former employee Barbara Driskel.The tribunal heard Mike Huss told her prior to the interview that “she had better wear a short skirt and see-through blouse, to persuade him to give her the job”. It was satisfied that he had made several such comments.Peninsula is a legal firm with a consulting arm offering advice to employers on how to avoid tribunal claims. Huss continues to work at the firm.The firm admitted one remark of a sexual nature was made. “It was in the context of a department where there was a fair bit of banter, not just sexual. She took it in good stead and gave an equally amusing remark back,” said Anthony Sutcliffe, director of consultancy at Peninsula.He argued it could be defensible to use such language in the workplace in certain circumstances.Driskel began complaining when she felt someone else was being preferred for promotion, Sutcliffe added. She attended the interview in conventional clothing, but left before it ended. Driskel later refused to work with the manager, and was dismissed. She took her claim to an employment tribunal, which rejected it, but this was overturned on appeal, although she lost the claim of unfair dismissal. Manager not punished over sex commentOn 28 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more